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Gus Kahn

Gustav Gerson Kahn (November 6, 1886 – October 8, 1941) was an American lyricist who contributed a number of songs to the Great American Songbook, including "Pretty Baby", "Ain't We Got Fun?", "Carolina in the Morning", "Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo' Bye!)", "My Buddy" "I'll See You in My Dreams", "It Had to Be You", "Yes Sir, That's My Baby", "Love Me or Leave Me", "Makin' Whoopee", "My Baby Just Cares for Me", "I'm Through with Love", "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and "You Stepped Out of a Dream".

Birth and Death Data: Born November 6, 1886 (Koblenz), Died October 8, 1941 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1421 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6693 10-in. 12/30/1908 I wish I had a girl Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9493 10-in. 10/3/1910 To the strains of that wedding march Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11856 10-in. 4/11/1912 Music vot's music must come from Berlin Maurice Burkhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13305 10-in. 5/13/1913 Sunshine and roses Edna Brown ; James F. Harrison Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14210 10-in. 12/17/1913 The good ship Mary Ann Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15752 10-in. 3/2/1915 Oh how that woman could cook George L. Thompson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15869 10-in. 4/9/1915 Everybody rag with me American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17108 10-in. 2/3/1916 Memories John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17475 10-in. 4/11/1916 My dreamy China lady Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18013 10-in. 6/22/1916 Pretty baby Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18378 10-in. 9/18/1916 Pretty baby Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18718 10-in. 11/17/1916 Just a word of sympathy James F. Harrison ; James Reed Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18955 10-in. 1/4/1917 If you ever get lonely American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18984 10-in. 1/12/1917 That funny jas band from Dixieland Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19123 10-in. 1/24/1917 Whose pretty baby are you now? Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19300 10-in. 2/19/1917 Memories E. K. Rose Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-19379 10-in. 3/16/1917 Because you're Irish American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20066 10-in. 6/20/1917 Along the way to Waikiki Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20452 10-in. 7/25/1917 Sailin' away on the Henry Clay American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20493 10-in. 8/3/1917 Memories Paul Reimers Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20535 10-in. 8/27/1917 So long, Mother Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20625 10-in. 8/14/1917 Some Sunday morning Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20811 10-in. 10/1/1917 Where the morning glories grow Elizabeth Spencer ; Sterling Trio Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21434 10-in. 1/30/1918 On the road to home, sweet home Percy Hemus Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21907 10-in. 5/6/1918 What are you going to do to help the boys? Charles Hart ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 1421 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kahn, Gus," accessed May 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108721.

Kahn, Gus. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108721.

"Kahn, Gus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108721

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